Branded Risk Assessments for Business

Introducing Branded Risk Assessments for Business

Creating branded risk assessments for your business is the ideal way to make sure that all your paperwork is uniform and easy to understand and with the use of the right risk assessment software it is really quick and simple to do. By simply accessing an online application such as RAMs App and making use of some of the excellent risk assessment software you can create your own risk assessment templates that are personalised to reflect your businesses requirements in a few straight forward steps.

 

Proving risk assessments and other health and safety documentation is a legal requirement when carrying out work within many industries, especially when providing applications for work or other proposals. Being able to provide prospective clients and other organisations with tailor made, branded risk assessments is the ideal way to present them with a professional and organised image of your business and the uniform layout will ensure that they can find all the information they need without any problems.

Once you have created your templates risk assessment software will allow you to add the required information to the template each time you carry out an assessment and create the rest of the document for you. As having all the information preloaded on the template will act as a checklist so you can be certain that nothing gets left out, along with the administration time you will save as well using risk assessment software is an excellent way to get your risk assessment completed far more efficiently.

So if you are interested in created branded risk assessments for your business and would like to find out more about using risk assessment software why not take a look at the excellent service offered by RAMs App?

With a great range of packages on offer to reflect the size of your business and many flexible risk assessment software options available you will be certain to find the perfect option for your business no matter what industry you work within.

With an excellent customer services team on hand if you need any help or advice and many useful features on the website such as video demonstrations and a helpful FAQ page creating your risk assessment templates couldn’t be easier. By simply using the straight forward instructions on the RAMs App site you will be able to create professional risk assessment templates that are tailored to your businesses needs in no time at all and when the time comes that you need to use them accessing your template and inserting the required information is a quick and easy process that you can do in no time at all.

If you are thinking about ways to reduce your administration time or want to help your business maintain a professional image and want to be certain that all the health and safety documentation you is complete and to the highest possible standards why not consider taking a look at some of the options offered by RAMs App Software?

With reasonable rates and an excellent service offering you all the help and information you need it could be the perfect way to help improve your businesses working practises. For further information visit the RAMs App Risk Assessment website or give them a call today on 0800 066 2957.

Interim Executives Meet Transformation Talent Gap

Interim Executives Meet Transformation Talent Gap
Has your business got a talent gap that could be bridged with a swift executive interim appointment? The professional interim management market is enjoying rapid growth, driven largely by a corresponding increase in business transformation programmes across all industry sectors.

Companies both large and small are increasingly turning to interim executives to help steer them through organisational change – with a particular drive for digital transformation and customer experience programmes. These experienced business leaders can provide stability following the sudden departure of a senior director, or offer a highly specialised skill set which a business may not have in-house. Their appointment is an effective way for companies to achieve business objectives and obtain highly specialised leadership skills at crucial times.

The extensive benefits of interim management include flexibility and speed of placement, compared to an executive search for a permanent position which can take many months from commission to arrival in post due to the complexity of global searches and the need to fulfil notice periods.

There are cost benefits too; many SMEs may not be in a position to fund a permanent executive position for a particular specialism such as a digital transformation director. And without the on-costs of a permanent executive such as bonuses, holiday pay, NI contributions, pension, private health insurance and company car benefits, the day rate suddenly does not seem so prohibitive.

Free from the shackles of office politics, a professional interim can offer a fresh perspective, objectivity and challenge. As a freelance operator whose work is heavily reliant on referrals and reputation, the interim is highly motivated and results driven, and will be fully committed to their client.

Professional interim managers are often over-qualified for the interim position they are commissioned for, meaning they can work independently and hit the ground running, with instant results. Their wealth of experience, skills, contacts and knowledge will also be transferred to the in-house team, giving benefits which outlive their interim contract.

The return on investment of a professional interim manager for a business can therefore be substantial, particularly at a critical time.

HW Global Talent Partner has built a reputation for excellence in executive search over the past decade among the many global and local brands we serve.

Many of our executive search clients also turn to us when they require a swift interim appointment at a crucial time for their business, often to bridge the gap during a search process we are conducting.

HW Interim provides experienced and talented interim and change management executives to PLCs, private companies, SMEs and private equity backed organisations both in the UK and overseas.

The key sectors we work in include Retail, Consumer and Financial Services, and the wide range of recent assignments we have completed have included interim CFO, FD, CTO, CMO, Supply Chain/Ops Director and Head of Risk.

We have access to an elite network of senior executives who specialise in change, turnaround or transformation whom HW have met, vetted, referenced and in many cases known as clients.

Working alongside the executive search business we can source the ideal interim to match our clients’ needs. With a team of dedicated and experienced researchers we can turn round a shortlist of professional interim managers for a client within three working days who can typically be placed within two weeks. Completion rates are well over 90 per cent. Daily rates are typically between £850 to £2,000 per day.

Growing numbers of executives are making the move to interim management, attracted by the flexibility, remuneration and variety of roles they can add to their CV.

And, given the increasing demand for interim executives, we are always looking for new talented candidates.

To find out how we can help your business, or if you want to discuss interim opportunities, contact MD of HW Interim John Wakeford via his LinkedIn page or email johnw@hwglobalpartner.com or call +44 (0) 113 243 2004 for an informal discussion.

Interest Rates to Rise Twice this Year

Interest Rates to Rise Twice this Year
The Bank of England is likely to raise interest rates twice this year and twice in 2019, despite a sluggish economy, says a forecasting body. Bank governor Mark Carney has said a rate rise is “likely” this year, but any increases will be gradual.

However, the EY Item Club said a tight labour market and firming earnings growth were likely to fuel “hawkish instincts” at the Bank.

The forecaster predicted GDP growth of 1.6% this year and 1.7% in 2019. It said the expected rate rises would allow the Bank to “gradually but steadily normalise monetary policy”.

UK interest rates currently stand at 0.5%. Many economists and investors in the markets believe that the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will vote for a 0.25% rate rise at its May meeting.

Howard Archer, chief economic adviser to the EY Item Club, said there was a risk that two rate hikes this year would exert “unnecessary pressure” on consumers. However, he added that the growth of fixed-rate mortgages meant that fewer homeowners would be affected by a rate rise.

“In addition, the burden of interest payments to the average household was at a record low at the end of 2017, and so consumers are in a relatively healthy position to cope with dearer money,” he said.

Mr Archer said the UK economy was “chugging along at a fairly steady but uninspiring rate”, with inflation continuing to fall and a tight jobs market expected to “deliver some uptick in pay growth”.

At the same time, separate research by Deloitte showed an improvement in UK consumer confidence, but said this had “yet to translate into an overall increase in spending”.

Deloitte’s latest quarterly Consumer Tracker survey said UK consumers were feeling “more upbeat” about their personal finances.

However, people were still prioritising essential spending over luxuries, with the retail and casual dining sectors facing “unprecedented challenges”.

Social Media Threatened with Child Protection Laws

Social Media Threatened with Child Protection Laws
Social media firms are being threatened with new laws if they don’t do more to protect children online. In a letter to companies including Facebook and Google, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt accuses them of “turning a blind eye” to their impact on children. He gives them until the end of April to outline action on cutting underage use, preventing cyber bullying, and promoting healthy screen time.

Google and Facebook say they share Mr Hunt’s commitment to safety.

The age requirement to sign up to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat is 13. To use WhatsApp or to have a YouTube account, you must also be at least 13.
In his letter to the internet firms, Mr Hunt said: “I am concerned that your companies seem content with a situation where thousands of users breach your own terms and conditions on the minimum user age. I fear that you are collectively turning a blind eye to a whole generation of children being exposed to the harmful emotional side effects of social media prematurely. This is both morally wrong and deeply unfair to parents who are faced with the invidious choice of allowing children to use platforms they are too young to access or excluding them from social interaction that often the majority of their peers are engaging in.”

Mr Hunt met social media companies six months ago to discuss how to improve the mental health of young people who use the technology.

He told the Sunday Times, there had been “warm words” and “a few welcome moves” since then, but the overall response had been “extremely limited” – leading him to conclude that a voluntary, joint approach would not be good enough. “None are easy issues to solve I realise, but an industry that boasts some of the brightest minds and biggest budgets should have been able to rise to the challenge,” said Mr Hunt.

The National Bullying Helpline, a charity which deals with online bullying, said the government needed to introduce legislation to govern the social media companies. “Asking Facebook and other social media giants to regulate themselves is like asking the press to regulate themselves. It won’t happen,” it added.

Mr Hunt said the government would not rule out introducing new legislation to tackle the issue when it publishes its response to the Internet Safety Strategy consultation in May. He has also asked the chief medical officer to launch a review into the impact of technology on the mental health of children and young people.

Katie O’Donovan, public policy manager at Google UK, said the company had shown its commitment to protecting children by developing its resources – such as an online safety course which has been taught to 40,000 schoolchildren.

Facebook said it welcomed Mr Hunt’s “continued engagement on this important issue” and shared his ambition to create a safe and supportive environment for young people online. “We continue to invest heavily in developing tools for parents and age-appropriate products to meet this challenge and we look forward to continuing to work with our child safety partners and government to make progress in this area,” said Karim Palant from Facebook.